Little Britain Challenge Cup celebrates its Silver (25th) Anniversary in 2012. LBCC is a valued supporter of the Jubilee Sailing Trust, and on 19th January, they presented JST with a large cheque, a share of the proceeds of last year’s regatta.
The LBCC, who despite the knock-on effect of the ongoing recession, managed to raise in the region of £40,000 for charity during the 2011 regatta. A cheque presentation to the event’s designated charities took place in January 2012 at a London reception generously hosted by Domus. Representatives from all the beneficiary charities attended, including the Skandia Team GBR Paralympic Sailing Team, Ellen McArthur Cancer Trust, the Jubilee Sailing Trust, Cirdan Sailing Trust and Cowes Sea Cadets.
• Little Britain Challenge Cup 6-9 September 2012, Cowes, Isle of Wight
The 2012 Little Britain Challenge Cup www.littlebritain.co.uk , running from Thursday 6 until Sunday 9 September, will be celebrating its 25th Silver Anniversary. Taking place in Cowes on the Isle of Wight, the construction industry’s action-packed three day sailing regatta will be attracting a large cross section of organisations and individuals who are involved in the building world.
It was back in 1988, that keen sailor and architect Peter Thompson along with co-consultants Steve Green and Phil Davis created the first Little Britain Challenge; so named, as at the time, they were all consultants for the Little Britain Office Development on London Wall. The three men with respective crews completed a single race in the Solent, with the winners’ prize being the price of dinner.
Tony Poole of Sheppard Robson, 2012 LBCC Chairman comments,
" Since such modest beginnings, the Little Britain, despite several recessions, has grown into the major sporting event for our industry. Added to which, due to the generosity of our supporters, the regatta has generated to date a substantial £1.25m for some deserving charities. "
Today over 100 boats compete in the Solent and, with racing organised by the Royal Yacht Squadron, makes this the ultimate networking and team building event. After racing each day, the crews, their guests and spectators are entertained with pontoon parties, dinner and live entertainment, which runs through until the early hours.
Entrants can choose between 1, 2 and 3 day packages, to ensure that the maximum number of sailors have the opportunity to compete and join in the celebrations in this historic year.
The weekend will build to a climax with the glamorous, star-hosted Gala Dinner where winners are announced, and step up to take home a cherished Silver Anniversary LBCC trophy.
For all enquiries on taking part or sponsoring the Little Britain Challenge Cup, call Mary Scott Jackson, Event Manager Tel 01983 248 140/07790 770 526, Skype marysj1, or email email@example.com
1. The LBCC is the biggest annual UK gathering of senior construction and property industry figureheads.
2. Charities supported by 2011 funds included:
a. Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust
b. Jubilee Sailing Trust
c. Skandia Team GBR Paralympic Sailing Team
d. Cirdan Sailing Trust
e. Cowes Sea Cadets
f. Island Youth Water Activities Centre
g. St John Ambulance
h. Solent Rescue
i. Fishbourne Sailability Club